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Israeli Cottage Cheese Levivot (Pancakes)



  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Whisk eggs until fluffy.
  2. Add cottage cheese, flour, baking powder, salt and 1 teaspoon of the sugar and mix well.
  3. Heat griddle or nonstick skillet.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the oil in skillet and heat until butter is melted.
  5. Pour heaping tablespoon of batter onto skillet, flattening slightly with back of spoon and cook in batches until golden brown, turning and browning on other side, 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter, butter and oil, draining pancakes on paper towels.
  7. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
  8. Serve pancakes sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

Makes about 20 pancakes.

Per serving: 69 calories; 4 g fat (1.6 g saturated fat; 52 percent calories from fat); 4 g carbohydrates; 28 mg cholesterol; 218 mg sodium; 4 g protein; 0.1 g fiber


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